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Fishing 2018

Discussion in 'Hunting & Fishing' started by Cteve, Jan 22, 2018.

  1. DB731

    DB731

    Feb 10, 2013
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    DB731

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  3. bluepatrio

    bluepatrio

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    May 29, 2018
    Awesome haul. I'm planning to go on fishing before the summer ends since I spent a lot of time fixing my old pickup and installing a new set of toyo tires and suspension lift kit.
     
  4. Mark Knapp

    Mark Knapp Dealer / Materials Provider Dealer / Materials Provider

    Dec 20, 2009
    I caught this 32 inch, 12 3/4 pound lake trout on a recent trip to Galbraith Lake in the Brooks Range in Alaska. It was taken on my six weight fly rod and an original fly pattern of my own, a streamer minnow tied with polar bear hair.

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  5. DB731

    DB731

    Feb 10, 2013
    Ambitious little rascal. Not the first time I have caught a bullhead on a spoon or spinner either...

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  6. bralexander

    bralexander

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    Jun 8, 2014
    Caught this guy today- I am very surprised at the variety of fish in little retention pond by our house. So far I have caught Largemouth, Warmouth, Bluegill, Sunfish, Shiner, and have seen a large Carp of some sort. All in a pond that I can almost cast across in every direction. ZVqQNtY - Imgur.jpg
     
  7. DB731

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  8. bralexander

    bralexander

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    Jun 8, 2014
    My father in law came up for the weekend and we fished some fresh, brackish and saltwater! We were pretty much out of luck, but he was plagued by tiny catfish, which was quite humorous!
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  9. DB731

    DB731

    Feb 10, 2013
    Two little ones.

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  10. mewolf1

    mewolf1 Platinum Member Platinum Member

    Oct 24, 2005
    Went Bowfishing in Ill. got 36
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  11. bralexander

    bralexander

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    Jun 8, 2014
    This is really interesting! I've always wanted to try bowfishing, I do plenty of fishing and am in and out of archery, so it seems natural to combine the two! Looks like fun!
     
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  12. dipbait

    dipbait

    Feb 9, 2008
    Are they as bony as regular carp ? How do they taste ?
     
  13. DB731

    DB731

    Feb 10, 2013
    From the banks of the mighty Mississippi...

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  14. mewolf1

    mewolf1 Platinum Member Platinum Member

    Oct 24, 2005
    Yes, really bony, ate some tonight. Not much flavor and soft, but definitely edible. De-boned 3, gonna smoke the rest.
     
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  15. DB731

    DB731

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  16. DB731

    DB731

    Feb 10, 2013
    @YorkshireBoy asked "Didn't know you had pike in the Mississippi River, how big was it and what did you catch it on? I'm from Yorkshire in northern England and my biggest river pike was 20lb, caught on a rapala super shad. Had one about 17lb on a tiny lucky craft Sammy lure as well, so sometimes biggish pike want small or large lures. All the best YB"

    Wow, you are catching some monster ones. I am very jealous!

    Yeah, they are in the Upper Mississippi. Not the greatest abundance around Minneapolis (according to the officials https://www.dnr.state.mn.us/areas/fisheries/eastmetro/rivers/pool2.html) but they are out there. I caught that one (post 73) on my 2nd fishing trip to the Mississippi. No idea how much it weighed, but that's a 12 inch fish grip if it helps. I used a crude, homemade popper/chugger/whatever (posts 75, 69, 67). I call it a "clonker" as it reminds me of clonking devices for catfishing. The one in post 75 is my biggest to date, caught it on the Minnesota River. Got into pike fishing maybe 3 years ago, fished lakes and ponds exclusively until recently.

    btw, I cheated with the shoe. Although that is my shoe, it is not my size. :D
     
  17. 315

    315 Gold Member Gold Member

    Dec 2, 2017
    Just wondering, what part of the Mississippi are you on?
     
  18. DB731

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  19. 315

    315 Gold Member Gold Member

    Dec 2, 2017
    Got it, my brother used to live a few blocks from there but he’s not a fisherman. It’s been a long time since I’ve caught anything in the Mississippi but growing up on the Wisconsin side we’d get out several times a year. Grandad would come back from Montana and take us when were kids just below the dam at Dubuque.
     
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  20. DB731

    DB731

    Feb 10, 2013
    Iowa's portion of the Mississippi sounds cool too. http://www.iowadnr.gov/Fishing/Iowa-Fish-Species/Fish-Details/SpeciesCode/NOP
     

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